What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric (pronounced 'Tur-Mer-Uhk') is a spice with incredible health benefits and a long history. Turmeric, unsurprisingly, comes from the turmeric plant. Interestingly enough, this plant is in the same family as another powerful tea ingredient: Ginger!
Turmeric's use dates back over 4,000 years. Historically turmeric was used as a spice in cooking, medicine for the sick, and a component in religious ceremonies. To this day, there are traditions in both the Hindu and Buddhist faiths that include turmeric. Turmeric powders' yellow color is also used to dye clothing.
One of the main reasons turmeric is so good for your health is that it contains Curcumin. Turmeric Curcumin is great for fighting inflammation, reducing cancer risk, increasing brain health, and more!
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Health Benefits Of Turmeric
Turmeric tea has many health benefits. It may ease the symptoms of countless diseases, including arthritis, Alzheimer's, and cancer in some.
What Does Turmeric Tea Taste Like?
Turmeric has a strong flavor. Some people consider the taste of raw turmeric to be pungent and bitter. Therefore, fresh turmeric is quite aromatic and can be unpleasant to eat. When mixed with other products, however, the taste can be pleasant. When served in powder form, turmeric tastes earthy and peppery.
Turmeric and Ginger are closely related spices and have similar flavor profiles. Turmeric tea even smells quite a bit like Ginger mixed with oranges. Making turmeric into a tea helps cut much of the root's bitterness. Turmeric tea has a rich, soothing taste, perfect on a cold night!
Turmeric Tea often includes a wide variety of additional spices that increase the tea's flavor complexity and depth. Turmeric is a responsive spice. Mixing it with lemon, for example, will result in a completely different flavor than mixing it with cinnamon.
How Much Caffeine is in Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric is free of caffeine. However, turmeric is often sold in herbal blends, which may contain other caffeinated ingredients.
How Do You Make Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric tea in loose leaf form is simple to brew. If you have one of our infusers or our natural paper tea bags, all you need to do is portion one teaspoon of turmeric tea and steep in hot water for approximately 5-7 minutes.
Be sure to consider the base of your turmeric tea when steeping. If it's an herbal tea, you can steep it longer than a black tea, which grows bitter if steeped for too long. Lastly, many turmeric teas are great with raw honey!
Where Can I Buy Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric tea can be found online! Shameless plug: but we sell eight different types of Turmeric teas as of writing this. We're USDA certified organic, and our products are vegan and free of GMOs. To top it all off, we have over 10,000 positive reviews, so feel free to try us out!
However, if you're more of an in-store person (we get that), you can find Turmeric tea at any organic or wellness store such as Whole Foods.
Teas With Both Turmeric And Ginger?
Ginger is known to reduce inflammation, improve your respiratory system, lower bad cholesterol, and is excellent for your heart and blood health! Teas with ground turmeric and fresh Ginger have a robust flavor and are often wellness-focused. Full Leaf Tea Co. offers three teas with Turmeric and Ginger, including Turmeric Ginger Mate, Heartburn Relief, and Hangover relief.